Ives Maes


Ives Maes is a visual artist and photographer from Belgium. He studied sculpture and currently holds a position as a Phd researcher at KASK /School of Arts in Ghent. His work focuses on processes of recycling and the ruinous state of utopian architecture, which is visible in his two major projects ‘Recyclable Refugee Camp’ (2004-2008) and ‘The Future of Yesterday’ (2008-2012).

He has had solo exhibitions in contemporary art centers such as the STAM City Museum (Ghent, 2013), The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, 2012), Void+ (Tokyo, 2010), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2009), Z33 (Hasselt, 2008), Ludwig Forum Aachen (Aachen, 2007), MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art (Antwerp, 2007) and the SMAK Museum of Contemporary Art (Ghent, 2006).

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